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Fun and Exciting Summer Camps for Kids in the Western Suburbs

It’s time to register for summer camps! In this guide you will find camps for all ages – toddler through teen – and activities, including dance, gymnastics, STEAM, cooking, theater, soccer, volleyball, baking, cake decorating, engineering, science, nature, art, crafts, reading, voice, music, games, field trips, and outdoor adventures. Choose from the best summer camps for kids in the western suburbs! There…


Spring Children’s Resale Guide 2019

Spring resale season is approaching! It’s a great time to not only clean out your closets to sell or donate, but also shop all the great sales. Here are some of the best sales, along with sales listed by date. Some have admission fees and pre-sales for volunteers, members, or an extra fee, so check their websites for more information….


2018 Best Christmas Lights in the Western Suburbs

There are some truly amazing Christmas lights and displays in the western suburbs! Hop in the car to check out these magnificent light displays, or fill up some thermoses with hot cocoa and walk through together. We’ve updated all of the larger walk-throughs for 2018. We’ve also included the 2017 residential display information for all of you early birds, but…


Kids Hockey Classes and Teams

Kids hockey has become such a popular sport in Chicagoland over the past few years! Though there isn’t much opportunity to play through park districts, there are many great rinks offering hockey classes around us. If your child is interested in trying it out, we’ve put together a great list to help you get started! Hockey Classes and Teams for Kids in the…


Haunted Houses and Haunted Forest Walks in Chicago’s West Suburbs

Enjoy getting your spook on with these haunted hayrides, haunted walks, and haunted houses! We witch you a Happy Halloween! We have included websites for parents to check out; please make sure your fang-tastic activity is appropriate for your child’s age, and call the event planners if you have any questions. This article is sponsored by the Oak Brook Park…


Fall Resale Guide 2018: Children’s Resales Across Chicagoland

Back to school shopping season is upon us! The cost of all those new clothes, backpacks and school supplies adds up quickly. Children’s resale events are a great way to save. Make room for all your new items by cleaning out your closets to sell or donate items you no longer need, too. (You may even find that by signing…


5th Annual Abilities Celebration for Special Kids

Bring your special child out and let us celebrate their abilities! We will have a fun carnival event including petting zoo, train rides, magic show, face-painting, craft/sensory station, vendors, demonstrations, appearances by local authors, and more. It’s a completely FREE event – we just ask that families pre-register here: www.Bensmiles.org/registration It’s Friday June 8th, 5-8pm at 3435 Keslinger Rd (parking…


Tinkergarten Free Trial Class

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Merritt Nemcek, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. This trial class is: Designed…


Tinkergarten Free Trial Class

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Merritt Nemcek, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. This trial class is: Designed…


Spring Break Camps, Activities, and Events in the Western Suburbs

Are you and your family staying in the area for spring break? It’s a great time to enjoy local outdoor and indoor options! You came to the right place because we have suggestions for camps, activities, and events during spring break when kids are out of school. This guide is split into three sections so you can find everything you are…


Easter Egg Hunts in the Western Suburbs

Kids love Easter Egg Hunts! It’s probably the fastest activity that they will ever do, but if your kids are anything like mine, they really look forward to it and have loved Easter Egg Hunts for years. Just remember to arrive early! We’ve gathered all of the egg hunts in the western suburbs to scope out! It’s an extensive list,…


Santa’s Mistletoe Market

SANTA’S MISTLETOE MARKET Santa’s Mistletoe Market! Join the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce for this newly revamped event! A fun festive event you don’t want to miss! Craft show, kids activities and games, visits with Santa, live entertainment, food vendors, caroling and more! Sunday December 3rd 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hampshire Middle School 560 S. State St., Hampshire, IL 60140…